Infectivity of Trypanosoma (Trypanozoon) brucei gambiense for baboons (Papio hamadryas, Papio papio)

P Kageruka, E Magnus, E Bajyana Songa, V Nantulya, N Van Meirvenne, M Jochems, R Hamers, J Mortelmans

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In order to study sensitivity or resistance of T.b. gambiense to baboon serum, two species of baboons, P. hamadryas and P. papio were inoculated with T.b. gambiense clone LiTat 1.1. Both species were receptive to infection but, parasitological and immunological parameters showed that P. papio was more trypanotolerant than P. hamadryas. The VAT-specific trypanolysis test and the ELISA, using MoAb for circulating antigen detection may be appropriate for the diagnosis of human trypanosomiasis due to T.b. gambiense
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicale
Pages (from-to)39-46
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • B780-tropical-medicine
  • Animal diseases
  • Papio
  • Protozoal diseases
  • Trypanosoma brucei gambiense
  • Trypanotolerance
  • Trypanolysis
  • Circulating antigens
  • Antigen detection


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